Spooks: Code 9

Episode 5
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During a surveillance operation on Korean businessman Lim Kwang Ho, Rob and Kylie get caught up in a terrorist heist at a City bank. Alice, the bank manager’s daughter, enters, wearing explosives, and the terrorists claim all hostages will be killed unless Lim confesses to his secret deal with the British Government in a live broadcast.

Already Britain is a technology hungry nation: widespread CCTV, loyalty cards, Oyster cards, new listening devices, chipping, tagging and soon the identity card. Civil liberties are hotly debated. Imagine a Britain post a major terror attack, in which thousands die. A Britain desperate to piece together what happened and equally fearful of where the next attack is coming from. A Britain in which social control is on the rise and anti terror methods are influencing every aspect of life. Britain in 2013 is a highly monitored world, which spills into everyone’s private lives. MI5, the new secret police, defend the realm. Society is tense – watching and being watched all the time.